Lawyers at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Fenwick & West and Cooley submitted a petition Thursday asking the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to amend its rules to allow electronic signatures in addition to manual signatures on documents filed with the agency.

Lawyers from the firms wrote that clients already use electronic signatures to execute multibillion-dollar merger deals, underwriting agreements and legal opinions.

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